Yea I know, cheese ball title, but if you've been a reader for a while, you probably know that's pretty common around these parts. I was tempted to put "so" but that makes me think of the e-card/meme floating around that says, "I'm so crafty, I make people." (like babies... like pregnancy... which is equally as awesome and cheeseball-ish.) All this to say, that I have been up to some stuff, crafty stuff!
I made a burlap wreath for our front door which I adore! I've had the mustard yarn wreath on the door since October and wanted something new and semi-spring/summer. I think this suits that!
I really really love it! I think it will carry us into Spring and Summer. The bow is red and white and reminds me of a picnic blanket. It's super simple and I've pondered on adding more stuff to it, but I think I kind of like simple. What do you think? I've even thought that maybe when Memorial Day rolls around I'll add 1 or 2 US flags to it? We'll see. For now it looks great on our door.
In other news, I also just finished up 4 adorable pillowcase dresses. I'm not typically one to toot my own horn and am not much of a bragger, but I DO have to say that out of all the dresses I've made up to this point, these 4 are my favorite! (Especially the floral ones.) These dresses are going to 2 sweet little girls, who are sisters. They are my Brother-In-Law's nieces.
All of the dresses tie in the back to keep little hands from untying them. The floral ones feature a cute heart applique, and the chevron ones have a contrasting fabric at the him and at the top. They wanted two of the dresses to match and two to be different for the sisters and I think it turned out well that though the floral ones are different, they still complement each other well. I really really love the beige/tan floral fabric! I'm seriously considering making myself a pillowcase style shirt out of it.